Business Jet Traveler

August 28, 2016
Hourly maintenance plans for airframes, engines, and avionics have become a regular and often expected part of aircraft ownership. In exchange for a fee paid for each operating hour (and sometimes fixed fees as well), plan providers agree to cover certain or all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, thereby bringing cost and performance surety to operations.
August 28, 2016
Chuck Berry's Cadillac
On September 24, President Obama will be on hand for the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, a 400,000-square-foot building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
August 26, 2016
Aerion AS2
The road to a supersonic business jet has been excruciatingly slow, and most who have taken a stab at developing one over the last four decades have either folded, used the venture to secure government research grants, or relegated it to the back burner in favor of more economically expedient projects.
August 24, 2016
Lisbon's Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT).
The Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT), an ultra-modern structure in Lisbon’s Belem district, opens October 5 with an exhibition by contemporary French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster.
August 23, 2016
You undoubtedly already know that the fourth quarter is a good time to review your tax planning and that a key strategy involves accelerating deductions to the current year and pushing income into the following one. Here are some tips for how to do that, along with some other factors you should consider as 2016 winds down.
August 22, 2016
Mark Bonfigli appreciates the LED mood lighting on his GV.
When you spend lots of time in business jets, you inevitably come to treasure certain technological solutions that make the airborne life more pleasant and productive. We asked five frequent fliers to tell us about their favorite on-board gear.
August 20, 2016
Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph
The new Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T tour­billon wristwatch is drawing stares as much for its price—a relative bargain at $15,950—as for the masterpiece of engineering visible behind its face. 
August 20, 2016
Photo Courtesy of Churchill Wild
I’m learning that safari is about patience. This is my first morning at Churchill Wild’s Nanuk Lodge, a former goose-hunting outpost marooned on the wide, curving edge of the Hudson Bay. It has been nearly two hours since we drove out of the perimeter fencing in search of  the world’s largest land carnivore—the polar bear. So far, nada. 
August 14, 2016
Dassault Falcon 900DX
Almost 30 years after it first entered service, the Dassault Falcon 900 series remains in a class by itself; from its three-engine layout to its advanced computer design to its construction using lightweight alloys and composites, it is truly peerless.
August 14, 2016
Playa Grande Golf Course
It’s the ultimate Mulligan in golf, and this time, well within the rules. Playa Grande Club, in Rio San Juan on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, has just emerged from a total makeover and the effect is stunning.




“Ride-sharing, in the old days, was everyone hopping in the VW bus to see [the Grateful Dead’s] Jerry [Garcia]. Now it’s about getting a seat on a King Air 350i ”

-Kenny Dichter, CEO of private jet company Wheels Up, who is lining up airplanes to transport fans to three Grateful Dead farewell show in Chicago.